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Howard Johnson Inn - Newport Area/Middletown

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a pleasant experience, all the staff were nice and the manager took care of the problem we had in the room very quickly, we will definitely stay in this hotel again when we come back to Rhode Island.

Our stay was just great. The buffet breakfast was excellent. It took us 5-6 minutes to drive and park to where we chose to visit in Newport.

Although this hotel is older and perhaps in need of renovation, it was clean and comfortable.

The front desk was very friendly and helpful. They upgraded our room for free. The room was very clean, the only drawback was the cloying scent of the room freshener.

Affordable hotel with cheap shuttle to Newport. Clean rooms, friendly staff, and free breakfast.

The staff really make this place. They are friendly and provide prompt service. The place wasn't super fancy but clean and comfortable.

Excellent value for the price. The lobby and other areas of the hotel will be undergoing renovation soon, too!

Good value, but they do need to upgrade & offer real free contintental breakfast to be competitive with other local hotels. Also the stair hallways were ridiculosly hot since there was no airconditioning in these areas

We enjoyed the hotel, it was in a convenient location. Drives to shops and tourist spots within reason. Hotel was clean, but needs to be updated. Staff were very pleasant.

I had a short business trip and needed something simple and convenient they provided that.

Clean rooms friendly staff good location would stay here again

Very Clean room, beds awesome, staff friendly & helpful, the pool & hot tub clean & relaxing.

The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Nice indoor swimmin pool and good location. You can't beat the price.

Nice clean room, comfortable beds, ample space for 3. Long, long hallways. There is an Applebee's next door that is very good. Breakfast (?) was a cup of coffee and a banana. No bagels, no toaster, etc. Traveling companion went to the pool and said it was nice.

Quiet, clean hotel with nice pool and good location to Newport. Reasonable price for this area.Good choice for Newport - would stay here again. Physically connected to Applebees which was convenient. Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks right around the corner.

We booked our stay based on reviews. I was surprised that a 2-star hotel was getting an average of 4.5 star reviews, so we decided to give it a try. It completely delivered. The location is in a short driving distance to Newport Downtown. One probably wouldn't want to walk all the way, especially because the immediate area where the hotel is located is not touristy. But it's right on the road that goes straight to Newport Downtown, and the drive is short. The hotel has video game machines and even a Ben & Jerry's vending machine which I haven't ever seen before (my husband got really excited about it :). The indoor pool is huge and looks very well maintained. There is an adjacent Applebee's, and the residents get a discount coupon for it. The breakfast in the hotel was very modest: a choice of packaged muffins, granola bars and fruits. But again, it was so close to Newport Downtown that it didn't make any difference to us, because there is a selection of famous breakfast places in Newport that would be a shame to trade for any hotel breakfast. The real trump is the rooms. The bathrooms were so clean and looked so new, you could think the place was built yesterday. The water pressure in the shower was great. For some reason, in the sink water was hardly running though, in both rooms we had. We stayed in two deluxe king bed rooms. They were precisely as the management's photos show. There was a half-size fridge with a freezer, a flat-screen TV in the room, and the Internet was free. Iron, hair-dryer - the regular set. It was a gamble to try this hotel, since the chain is generally perceived as a budget motel, but the reviews were suggesting that this particular place is on the better end of the range. And we ended up very happy with the stay. The minuses: location is not a walking distance to any sightseeing/amenities, you wouldn't really want to venture out on foot; breakfast is tiny. The pluses: very comfortable rooms, super clean, showers fantastic, location very convenient to drive to Downtown Newport while not overpaying for a hotel stay in more expensive chains. Would give precisely 4.5 stars like the average of the reviews we checked before booking. Great job!

Very large, clean and quiet rooms. The staff was very welcoming and nice in answering to my requests. It does't have the charm of a B&B in the heart of Newport but it's good value for money just a 10 minutes drive from where the action is.

The service was prompt. The major cons are distance from the newport downtown and a significant price hike during the long weekend.

The front desk staff were very nice and helpful. We stayed in a pet friendly room and it was clean and comfortable

351 W Main Rd Middletown RI

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Naval War College Museum is within 2 miles (3 km) of Howard Johnson Inn - Newport Area/Middletown while other popular attractions such as Touro Synagogue are within 3 miles (5 km). This 115-room motel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Fort Adams State Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Applebees Bar and Grill, the motel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

Howard Johnson Inn - Newport Area/Middletown's 115 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Inn - Newport Area/Middletown have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee at scheduled times. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly motel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Newport Area/Middletown

Everyone (6) Couples (40) Business (4) Family (35) Friends (8) Other (6)
5

we enjoyed staying in this hotel

Everyone

We had a pleasant experience, all the staff were nice and the manager took care of the problem we had in the room very quickly, we will definitely stay in this hotel again when we come back to Rhode Island.

By on Sep 19, 2017

5

hotel with easy access to downtown newport

Everyone

Our stay was just great. The buffet breakfast was excellent. It took us 5-6 minutes to drive and park to where we chose to visit in Newport.

By , from Cedarhurst, NY on Aug 21, 2017

4

great staff

Everyone

Although this hotel is older and perhaps in need of renovation, it was clean and comfortable.

By , from Middletown, CT on Oct 16, 2016

4

clean and convenient

Everyone

The front desk was very friendly and helpful. They upgraded our room for free. The room was very clean, the only drawback was the cloying scent of the room freshener.

By on Oct 4, 2016

4

affordable hotel close to newport

Everyone

Affordable hotel with cheap shuttle to Newport. Clean rooms, friendly staff, and free breakfast.

By on Aug 15, 2016

5

great staff!

Everyone

The staff really make this place. They are friendly and provide prompt service. The place wasn't super fancy but clean and comfortable.

By on Jul 18, 2016

4

good visit!

Couples

Excellent value for the price. The lobby and other areas of the hotel will be undergoing renovation soon, too!

By on Sep 24, 2015

4

good stay for location and dollars

Couples

Good value, but they do need to upgrade & offer real free contintental breakfast to be competitive with other local hotels. Also the stair hallways were ridiculosly hot since there was no airconditioning in these areas

By on Sep 6, 2015

4

road trip...newport/providence

Families

We enjoyed the hotel, it was in a convenient location. Drives to shops and tourist spots within reason. Hotel was clean, but needs to be updated. Staff were very pleasant.

By on Aug 23, 2015

4

the basics under one roof

BusinessTravelers

I had a short business trip and needed something simple and convenient they provided that.

By on Jun 29, 2015